Safety procedures for labs, farms, and buildings in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Accident and Injury Reporting

Forms, procedures, and contact information to report an injury, near miss, or an accident.

Building Evacuation Plans

Evacuation plans for facilities in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Lab Research Safety

Lab research safety procedures, responsibilities, and training.

Field and Farm Safety

Training for Worker Protection, Hazard Communication (HazCom), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Machine Shop Safety.

Safety Policy Statement

Interim Dean Laszlo Kulcsar and Interim Senior Associate Dean Steve Loerch provide a safety policy statement for the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Toolbox Talks

These are an informal discussion focusing on a variety of safety-related issues. Typically they are distributed to employees working in higher risk areas such The Creamery, Farms, and Animal Science Units. Please feel free to browse our talks.

Integrated Safety Plan

The Integrated Safety Plan or "ISP" is an incentive based approach which promotes broader employee involvement in workplace safety and health. The College of Agricultural Sciences has nine certified units and is in progress of becoming a certified College Unit as a whole.


The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental and all occupational health and safety programs throughout Penn State's multi-campus system. EHS has five areas of responsibility: Environmental Protection, Laboratory and Research Safety, Workplace Safety, Radiation Protection and Hazardous Materials.

Preventing Tick Bites

Tick bites can pose a threat to our health; moreover Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during warmer months (April-September). This site has useful information to help you prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of acquiring Lyme Disease.

Safety Data Sheets

This site will be used to store Safety Data Sheets (SDS) being used by units within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Personal Protective Equipment

This site will be used to store Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Hazard Assessments as determined through our Integrated Safety Plan (ISP) Committees.

Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency (Police-Fire-Ambulance): 911
  • University Police: 814-863-1111
  • University Health Services: 814-865-6556
  • Environmental Health and Safety: 814-865-6391
  • Physical Plant Work Reception Center: 814-865-4731